rhode island wild plant society

Helping to Preserve & Protect
Rhode Island's Native Plants
& Their Habitats

Our Native Plants

  • We provide opportunities to study and enjoy them.

  • We encourage and offer guidance in their cultivation and use.

  • We educate the public on their ecological and aesthetic values.

  • We support land preservation and practices fostering their natural communities.

Saturday, April 28

RIWPS & Trinity Rep invite you to
A Special Afternoon at the Theater

NATIVE GARDENS

Upcoming RIWPS Events

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Thu 26

Live Webinar: Rain Garden Plants

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 28

NATIVE GARDENS – Trinity Rep & RIWPS

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thu 03
Sat 12

The Early Native Plant Sale

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue 15

Nature Poetry Night for RIWPS Members

May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wed 16

Beechwood Lecture: Outsmarting Invasives

May 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wed 23
Sun 27
Sat 02

The Best Native Plant Sale in RI

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tue 05

In the Landscape of … Karen Asher

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 24

Plants & Their Places: Palmer River Salt Marsh

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sun 22

Plants & Their Places: Blue Pond

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Recent RIWPS News

RIWPS Annual Grant to support 3 different projects

Thanks to membership dues and other donations the RIWPS Annual Grant Committee was able to award $4,000 in grants this year.  The money will support a project to collect and document plants in Rhode Island and two public school projects to encourage budding young naturalists and botanists through onsite native plant gardens.  

RIWPS Annual Volunteer Awards Go To ……..

With great pleasure, RIWPS announced the recipients of the Annual Volunteer Awards at the March 25 Annual Meeting which took place in the Pharmacy Building at the University of Rhode Island.

Resources

Find online resources and printed references from organizations that steward native plants, including the Rhode Island Natural History Survey, New England Wild Flower Society,  University of Rhode Island Outreach Center, Among Rhode Island Wild Flowers and, of course, RIWPS .

Grow

The Rhode Island Wild Plant Society (RIWPS) has seed starter groups in Exeter, RI (Seed Starters West) and Portsmouth, RI (Seed Starters East). Seed starters cultivate most of the plants at RIWPS plant sales.

Both groups would welcome more members. Dig in the dirt in non-gardening seasons and enjoy constantly learning about native plants! Don’t worry about the drive; many members car pool.

Explore

People of all botanical abilities are welcome at RIWPS events — beginners, experts, amateurs, and professionals. Come to enjoy and learn about wild plants.

Some RIWPS programs, especially the walks and workshops, can only accommodate a limited number of participants, however; so register early.

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